Title: Los Angeles Public Library Film Collection

Collection Number: 0146

Span Dates: 1903 – 1990

Creator: Los Angeles Public Library

Extent: 1800 TITLES

Links: Download 353 page catalog or Read 353 page catalog online

Subject(s): Educational Films ; Learning ; Public Libraries ; School ; Los Angeles ; LAPL ; Famous People ; Notables ; Celebrities ; Celebrity Profiles

Notes: The Educational Film Collection includes over 1800 titles from the Los Angeles Public Library on 16mm film. Educational film topics range from science to social issues, cultural differences, travel, art, history, animals, and more. Several films profile celebrities and icons such as James Wong Howe, Aretha Franklin, Marilyn Monroe, Buster Keaton, Martin Luther King, Jackson Pollock, Sonny Rollins, Gregory Peck, Cary Grant, Steve McQueen, and Grace Kelly. Other notable subjects are the Tournament of Roses Parade, The Great Train Robbery, and a small number of feature films. A full list of titles and topics is available in the 1981 film guide, linked above. Shortly after the Library published this guide, they transitioned from film to video holdings.

Citation: LAPL Educational Film Collection, Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive, University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.

Location: USC Hefner Archive

Access: Available by appointment or some digital access.